We are one of the top-rated sport science departments in the UK.
Our School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the longest established in Europe for scientific research into sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation.
In 1946 we became the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences that extended beyond the boundaries of Physical Education. Our research underpins our teaching and investigates topical issues such as the workings of the healthy body and the way in which physical activity promotes health and well-being.
Quality of Teaching and Research
We are proud to be at the forefront of the rapid development of this academic discipline. Our school has achieved an outstanding performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014) with 90 percent of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent. In addition, we have been ranked 5th in the QS World University rankings for sport-related subjects in 2017 and 2018. These results provide further compelling evidence of the long recognised research strength of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
You are taught by leading academics in their subject, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. You will become part of the School’s academic community which includes professors, lecturers, visiting experts, postgraduate students and researchers.
Thanks to a £16.4 million investment, Birmingham boasts the largest custom built Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences facility in the UK.
This includes teaching and research laboratories for physiology, biochemistry, psychophysiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor skills, immunology, muscle mechanics and the neurophysiology of movement.